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Travelers Championship Moves To Aug. 1-7 In 2016

Travelers Championship Moves To Aug. 1-7 In 2016

For the first time in the history of the Travelers Championship, the event won't be played the week after the U.S. Open. The Travelers Championship will be Aug. 1-7, 2016, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

One reason for the move is to accommodate the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016 as golf returns as a sport for the first time since 1904. And the second reason, a later start date gives additional time to complete enhancements at TPC River Highlands. Improvements are scheduled to start in the fall.

The tour schedule from June to August next year has been altered for the Olympics. For example, the PGA Championship, typically held in early August, will be July 25-31,...